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Wednesday, 10 May 1972
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Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) (Minister for Social Services) - At question time today I indicated that this question of an inquiry was going before Cabinet. Why should the Opposition think that it has the right to take the business of government out of our hands like this? This is grandstanding in excelsis.

Mr Cope - I rise on a point of order. Mr Deputy Speaker, as you would be aware we are keeping within the concept of Standing Orders. We are not breaking any rules of the House. We are doing what we are entitled to do.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -The honourable member for Sydney is quite correct. The motion before the Chair is perfectly in order.

Mr WENTWORTH - I do not think that I should add anything more. As I have said, this appears to be grandstanding inexcelsis. I move:

That the question be now put.




Question resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Hayden's) be agreed to.

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